Out of Studio

City Through Aerial Photography

Kevin Lynch’s Images of the City Through Aerial Photography. There seems to be a public image of any given city which is the overlap of many individual images,” American urban planner Kevin Lynch once said. “Or perhaps there is a series of public images, each held… Read More

Summer of Soul

Summer of Soul review thrilling documentary reveals a forgotten festival. Revelatory footage from the 1969 Harlem Cultural festival, crudely known for a while as the Black Woodstock, is brought to life in a spectacular new film. A still from Summer Of Soul. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance… Read More

Goodbye to 2020

This seems like a fitting goodbye photo to 2020. I took it New Years eve 2020. Both beautiful and ominous, as life is. We will keep it precious as long as we can. Goodbye to a year of trials and tempers, isolation and fear. Goodbye 2020, the joy… Read More

Tegel Airport, Berlin.

It was just about a year ago, before the days of Covid, my wife and I flew in and out of Berlins Tegel Airport, an airport that was like no other. The airport no more. I talked with my mother who is from Berlin and she remembers and said.. Read More

Jacob Lawrence at the Met and MoMA

In 1996, the activist artist found inspiration at two of his favorite museums. The discussion that followed, with a Times critic, revealed a man of his generation, whose art is as timely as ever. Panel 10 of a Struggle: From the History of the American People… Read More

‘The perfect pop star’

Why Marc Bolan was ‘the perfect pop star, ’I drive a Rolls-Royce / ‘Cos it’s good for my voice’ … Marc Bolan in 1973. Photograph: Roger Bamber/Rex/Shutterstock The T Rex singer captivated generations with his strutting music and hyper-sexual charisma. As a tribute album is… Read More

Selling Its Only Jackson – Artnet

I feel like there will be lots more of these news stories to come. ‘A New York Museum Is Selling Its Only Jackson Pollock Painting at Christie’s to Fund Acquisitions of Work by Women and Artists of Color’… Read More